Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches #570

It's time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches! Beautiful Jen Timko is our hostess this week. Even though Reverse Confetti has closed, they will always remain one of my favorite companies and I will continue to use what adorable products I have! Today I am highlighting Love Bugs.


I love pink, so pink clouds were the choice for the background. I used a stencil from MFT and Spun Sugar DOX. The stitched cloud die is also from MFT. That cute bee is colored with Copics, and the sentiment is stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne. Sequins by Pretty Pink Posh.

I hope you will join our sketch challenge, and add your creations to our gallery! I would love to see what you make! 

This challenge will end at 3:00 EST time on Monday, January 30. Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous cards my teammates have created on the FMS blog to inspire you! There are some beautiful and very creative designs there!








 

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Happy Together

Happy Sunday! Today it's a coffee loving valentine kind of day! 

I love pink and red together, and I love coffee and me together! All products are available at Stamp Simply.

The tall cup is stamped with VersaFine Clair Nocturne, and then embossed with Clear EP. I colored it with Copic markers to match the My Valentine hearts paper. All panels are popped up with foam tape (3 layers popped up). I adore this paper! You can see more about this card and the products I used on the Stamp Simply blog today!

Stamp Simply Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • White, Light Pink, Red cardstock
  • alcohol markers (Copics)
  • clear embossing powder
  • paper doily
  • foam tape
  • liquid glue


Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches #569

It's Wednesday and time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches! The talented and creative Jacquie is our hostess this week, and her sketch has lots of play room!


My background was made with the plastic wrap technique of twisting and drying on a panel of Infusions (scrunching up the  plastic wrap in a clockwise fashion on a wet Infusions panel and letting it dry, then removing the plastic wrap). I cut it out with Stampin' Up!'s big floral from the Artistic Dies. The embossing folder is also from Stampin' Up!, and the word die is from Altenew. I added Latte pearls (Kaisercraft) and gold metallic thread (to help keep with the sketch across the bottom) for sparkle.

I hope you will join our sketch challenge, and add your creations to our gallery! I would love to see what you make! 

This challenge will end at 3:00 EST time on Monday, January 23. Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous cards my teammates have created on the FMS blog to inspire you! There are some beautiful and very creative designs there!





 

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Valentine Love

Happy Sunday! The team at Stamp Simply has been sharing valentines and cards of love this week. I am concluding the week with this clean and simple scripture card. 


I chose a beautiful pattern from the Craft Consortium Ink Drops Rose 6x6 paper pad to build from. I wanted that pattern to be a main focus, but also share the spotlight with the rose (Thinking of You Rose), so I left the stamped image uncolored. I think it works! Metallic gold and light pink are the mat and base colors that complement the pink and gold in the patterned paper. While the rose, sentiment, and small heart are popped up, as well as the black/gold panels, it's still easily mailable, and that's always a plus!


Stamp Simply Supplies:

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches #568

It's Wednesday and time for a new sketch from Freshly Made Sketches! I am excited to be hosting this week and hope you can join us! As always, the squares can be any shape or element you desire. I look forward to seeing all of your creative ideas.

I have a couple of friends who recently had babies ten days apart. I wanted to make something a little more artsy than baby, and this is what I came up with!


I used a Sizzix embossing folder filled with hearts for the background (so much love for baby!), and a group of three word dies (also Sizzix) cut out to show the beautiful Candy Ink Drops paper by Craft Constortium (available at Stamp Simply). I added a fishtail sentiment from SSS. 

I hope you will join our sketch challenge, and add your creations to our gallery! I would love to see what you make! 

This challenge will end at 3:00 EST time on Monday, January 16. Be sure to take a peek at the gorgeous cards my teammates have created on the FMS blog to inspire you! There are some beautiful and very creative designs there!



Sunday, January 8, 2023

Encourage One Another

One of my goals this year is to mail more cards to encourage my friends. I have a LOT of cards made, and just never seem to get any in the mail. So I hope to be intentional about mailing to let people know I am thinking of them. This is a simple card with a color combination that I love -- and a very simple sentiment that doesn't get said often enough. All products are available at Stamp Simply (links below).

I absolutely love the Tim Holtz Bloom Colorize Die, but I'm not super fast putting all the pieces together. So -- I chose part of the foliage and just cut it out from white cardstock three times. I recently got the Sizzix 3D Tree Rings Embossing Folder, and decided to use it for a background for my leaves. The sentiment is from a favorite set - Farmhouse Simple Sentiments. I just love the font. I love a little sparkle, so added three rhinestones from my stash.

I think it makes a pretty card to send to a beautiful friend, and I hope it brings her encouragement as she starts this new year!

Stamp Simply Supplies:

Other Supplies:

  • White, Teal, Kraft cardstock
  • rhinstones
  • foam tape
  • liquid glue



Sunday, January 1, 2023

The Year in Review at Stamp Simply

Happy 2023!

The last week of the year the Stamp Simply DT shared their eight favorite creations of the past year and even though it's January 1st, I am concluding that week with my choices. There were so many that I especially loved, but I chose these to share again today. Each card will have a link back to the original post, so you can check out all the details! 













Patriotic Stars



Praying for Peace


Thanks for stopping by and best wishes for a wonderful new year!